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Fishing Information  

Last Updated: 9/24/2008

Cold Water Game Fish

 

RAINBOW TROUT

Numerous black spots on silver body. Pink streak along sides.

BROWN TROUT

Abdomen usually yellow. Large black spots and smaller red-orange spots with halos on sides.

 BROOK TROUT

Light wavy lines on back. White edge on front of lower fins. Dark body with yellow spots and red spots with halos on sides.

 

LAKE TROUT

Light to dark green with white, irregular spots on head, body, and most of tail. Indented tail fin.

 

KOKANEE SALMON

Female: Bluish green along back, silvery sides. Pinkish red to orange hue on sides when spawning.

 

KOKANEE SALMON

Spawning Male: Long snout, hooked jaws and arched back. Sides turn pinkish red to orange.

 

RIO GRANDE CUTTHROAT TROUT (native) State Fish

Red slash marks below jaw.  Large, dark irregular spots, mostly near tail.

 

GILA TROUT (native)

Dark olive-green along back, shading to golden-yellow belly. Small black spots.

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